Offbeat Rwanda: France and the ghosts of the Genocide of Tutsi

08:20  07 april  2021
08:20  07 april  2021 Source:   lemonde.fr

France to open archive for period covering Rwandan genocide

  France to open archive for period covering Rwandan genocide PARIS (AP) — France’s role before and during the 1994 Rwandan genocide was a “monumental failure” that the country must acknowledge, the lead author of a report commissioned by President Emmanuel Macron said, as the country is about to open its archives from this period to the public. The report, published in March, concluded that French authorities remained blind to the preparations for genocide as they supported the “racist” and “violent” government of then-Rwandan President Juvénal Habyarimana and then reacted too slowly in appreciating the extent of the killings.

The Genocide of Tutsi in Rwanda began on April 7, 1994. On the occasion of the 27th anniversary of the start of the killings, we return to this massacre and on the troubled cloudy role By France, with Piotr Smolar, journalist at the "world".

It was the last genocide of the twentieth century. In three months, from April to July 1994, between 800,000 and 1 million Tutsi were killed in Rwanda at the Hutu extremist initiative, who were then at the head of the country.

Twenty-seven-year-old days after the start of this massacre, the podcast "the hour's time" returns to this tragedy.

After a narrative of the events, Piotr Smolar, a journalist responsible for the hedge of diplomacy in the world, evokes the support that the French state brought at the time to the Hutu genocidal regime, support that has been highlighted in the recent Report of the French Archives Research Commission relating to Rwanda and the Genocide of Tutsi, published on March 26.

France opens archives on Rwanda genocide

  France opens archives on Rwanda genocide The French government on Wednesday ordered the opening up of significant state archives concerning the genocide in Rwanda, on the 27th anniversary of the start of the slaughter that still casts a shadow over France. The archives concern the work of former president Francois Mitterrand and his prime minister Edouard Balladur between 1990 and 1904 when the genocide began, according to a statement issued in France's official journal which publishes government decrees.

An episode produced by Cyrielle Bedu, directed by Amandine Robillard and presented by Jean-Guillaume Santi.

Learn more about the Tutsi Genocide: Testimonials: In Rwanda, Children of GenocideVideo: Genocide in Rwanda: What role did France play? Document: The conclusions of the report of the Commission on Rwanda: "A Set of responsibilities, heavy and overwhelming for France »Tribune: Patrick de Saint-Exupéry:" Let's have the courage to draw the consequences of what we know the genocide of the Tutsi of Rwanda "Article: The Exfiltration of Agathe Habyarimana, Figure Genocide: a priority for François Mitterrand

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